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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Whitefish Bay High School is a top rated, public school located in Whitefish Bay, WI. It has 924 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
1200 E Fairmount Ave
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Telephone
(414) 963-3928
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Whitefish Bay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1340
25 responses
Average ACT
29
249 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$111,069
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,238
National
$949
Median Home Value
$365,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Best of the bay
    28%
  • Homecoming week
    26%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Sporting events; girls basketball; track and field
    16%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
924
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,082
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,839/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Whitefish Bay High School Reviews

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Whitefish Bay is a college preparatory high school that really prepares its students through rigorous academic classes. However, it’s academics are not it’s only highlight. The music department produces beautiful department concerts, the art department produces artists whose art is auctioned off locally, yearly, and the athletics contain nationally ranked athletes as well as teams. Overall Whitefish Bay High school is a great place to learn, develop, and enjoy high school!
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I have really enjoyed my time at Whitefish Bay High School! The courses can be extremely rigorous, but the teachers make the classes so interesting and are always willing to help. It's so easy to go in and talk to them individually if you're struggling in class or just want to talk! Whitefish Bay also has a huge variety of sports (GO DUKES) and other extracurricular clubs that you can and should join to help make high school a fun experience. However, WFBHS needs to come with a stress overload warning...
There are some very strong teachers who genuinely care about their students well being and academic progress. The Administration has been very difficult to deal with. They do not seem to apply their policies consistently across the board and for all students. They feel it is fair and just to punish students simply based on the hearsay of other students. No real evidence is ever found and students are punished by means of removing them from their classes and learning and placing them in a room in isolation for the day. Students are forced to snitch on each other and this in turn causes a certain amount of bullying from one student to another. Administration staff have also spoken to students in intimidating and aggressive ways which have made students fearful.